People & Population

"EPA Wears Many Hats in Sprawling Environmental Justice Initiative"

EPA and Justice Department officials in the Obama administration are putting more emphasis on environmental justice  -- an effort to reduce the greater hazards faced by poor and minority communities. But that job is not easy, especially in the face of industry resistance.

Source: Greenwire, 04/15/2011
June 22, 2012 to June 25, 2012

Aspen Environment Forum

The 2012 Aspen Environment Forum in Colorado, presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with National Geographic, will focus on Living in the New Normal: how the planet is adapting, how we are adapting, and how adapting does not mean accepting.

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May 2, 2011

DEADLINE: USC Annenberg Mini Fellowship/Reporting Grant

Call for Applications! Based at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships offer professional journalists this opportunity to apply for an all-expenses-paid mini fellowship with $2,000-$10,000 reporting grant. Grantees spend the week of July 24 - 29, 2011 in Los Angeles. Students are ineligible. Apply by May 2, 2011.

 

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"Japan Meltdown: Could It Happen Here?"

The aging fleet of US nuclear power reactors have some technological similarities to the reactors failing in Japan. Could similar loss-of-cooling events happen at some US reactors — whether caused by earthquake, tsunami, terrorist attack, electrical outage, flooding, equipment failure, or some other problem?

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April 19, 2011

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic for Our Time

The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, "Green Fire" highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. See all dates and locations here.

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April 15, 2011 to April 17, 2011

GreenStock Expo and Concert

This three-day music event in Scottsdale, AZ will feature 20 national headliner bands and green companies exhibiting their sustainable products at the free expo. Both the concert stage and expo booths will be powered by solar and other types of alternative energy.

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Feds Unveil New Rural Atlas

USDA's atlas provides data, at the county level, on scores of agricultural, demographic, and economic topics. Or on the national map, pick any given category and get an initial feel for national patterns, then click on individual counties for more detail. All data can be downloaded so you can work with it any way you want, and maps can be downloaded for your use. 

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